Duck cross Id help.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by OzawkieBantams, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. OzawkieBantams

    OzawkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2010
    Ozawkie, KS
    Hi I bought seven ducks about two months ago well the end of September. Any how I was told when i bought them that they were full Muscovy. After talking with the people they said that tey had some Mallards that would visit their pond. I just want to know if these are full Muscovy or if they are Mules (Muscovy x Mallard). I personally beleive they are a Mule.

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  2. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    You may have to wait on the muscovy experts, but to me they look like 100% muscovies. Why do you think they are not?
     
  3. neenerbutt92

    neenerbutt92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those are full Muscovy babies! They are cute! [​IMG]
     
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    cracking up Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree, they look like full muscovy. If they were crossed with mallards they would be darker.
     
  5. OzawkieBantams

    OzawkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2010
    Ozawkie, KS
    Quote:Well I have never owned a muscovy, but i thought that they would have their ugly eye thing by now. I just thought that they looked alot like a cross.
    how long before they get the ugly eyes...lol
     
  6. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    Now that makes sense. The red fleshy skin around the bill is what you are looking for. That comes with age, and females get very little if any of it. I think you have a beautiful flock.
     
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    cracking up Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are my boys at three month when they just started getting their carnucles.

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  8. OzawkieBantams

    OzawkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2010
    Ozawkie, KS
    So looks like I need to be a lil' more patient then..lol
     
  9. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like full Muscovy ducks to me, too. I'm no expert.

    Only the male gets the fleshy carnuncles. Females have a small amount, but not as much, similar to what you have now.

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  10. OzawkieBantams

    OzawkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2010
    Ozawkie, KS
    How old they need to be to tell drake from hen?
     

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